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January 21, 2016

January 20th-22nd in 2016

The demo at Eshin went well enough. I ganbatte’d it like woah, and I even impressed Matsumoto, which is not a thing that generally happens. Really, though, my teacher was the star. I just foll...

January 19, 2016

January 19th and 20th in 2016

January 19th and 20th Well, having worked through third period, and ALT’d a class for Inori Sensei, I went home. I was a wreck. I’d barely eaten dinner the night before, and I’d not been able ...

January 18, 2016

January 15th through 19th in 2016

Friday night I had tea ceremony. It wasn’t particularly good, but it wasn’t particularly bad, which is better than it was for a long time. Nothing’s really changed in class. I’ve mostly change...

January 18, 2016

What Changed in 2016

Last night, I had a really nice talk with a Singaporean JET named Jessica. She’s struggling with life in Japan in some ways. I told her a little bit about me and about my story. How much of it...

January 15, 2016

January 13th through 15th in 2016

The night of the 13th was suitably dull. I managed to get my exercise in, plus Eikaiwa, and guitar. So far so good on week one. It feels like it’s been longer, and I don’t know if that’s good ...

January 13, 2016

January 12th and 13th in 2016

January 12th and 13th Yesterday was a very productive day. I wrote quote a bit in prosebox, I studied quite a bit on Anki, I went for a long walk, I cleaned the house a bit, I stayed under my ca...

January 12, 2016

Feelings in 2016

Let’s talk about them. At times, I lie awake and am just overcome with certain sensations. Feelings of powerlessness are overwhelming at times. I remember, in sixth grade, I went to a party at ...

January 11, 2016

Star Trek in 2016

I wish, I really wish, that I had watched Star Trek TNG when Amanda told me to twelve years ago. I wish I had watched it at an even younger age, to be honest. When I think of television shows w...

Good song. Check it out. This year is not a good year. I’m going to be thirty. I’m living in the ass crack of Japan. I’m broke, I’m fat, I’ve not accomplished literally anything I had hoped ...

Sadly, this is going to be a break in the usual list of what I’ve done. I can’t give day by day accounts as my vacation was so long and dull that very little of note or merit really took place o...

Sadly, this is going to be a break in the usual list of what I’ve done. I can’t give day by day accounts as my vacation was so long and dull that very little of note or merit really took place o...

December 21, 2015

December 18th through 22nd in 2015

Well, the weekend came and went, like so many a terrible boyfriend, and I’ve stories to tell of it, like many a terrible girlfriend. Friday evidently happened as I have distinct memories of Satu...

December 17, 2015

December 16th through 18th in 2015

In looking back over my last entry, I’m amazed at how it feels like it was in a different world. Such is life, one supposes. The 16th finished without anything of particular note happening. I’m...

December 15, 2015

December 15th and 16th in 2015

Yesterday, the 15th, went rather dully. As was to be expected. I had no classes, and relatively few notebooks to grade, which wasn’t a bad deal. I got a lot of work done on the role playing ga...

December 14, 2015

December 9th through 15th in 2015

December 9th through 15th. It’s strange to think that it’s been a week since I updated. Well, nearly. Let’s fix that. On the 9th I had Ebihara Sensei, which was dull. I don’t remember much of...

December 08, 2015

December 4-9 in 2015

These entries are getting further and further apart, and I don’t like it. It reflects poorly on my mental state. Which, as my readers are by now aware, is not so great to begin with. Still, th...

December 04, 2015

December 2nd through 4th in 2015

Before I get any further, I want to mention something briefly. It was a small thing, it shouldn’t bother me. It really shouldn’t. But it does and it is. Last night, on Tinder, I superliked a g...

December 01, 2015

December 1st through 2nd in 2015

Well, yesterday things got a bit better, though not a great deal. I still feel awful about most everything, but it’s not so oppressive. I have found, for some dumb reason, that nicotine tends t...

Yesterday I went home sick. Due to a scheduling error, I had no classes, and I felt terrible. I came into the office, corrected a stack of notebooks, and asked if I could be allowed to go to th...

November 29, 2015

24th through the 30th in 2015

I’m struggling to remember much of what happened. Nothing of note happened on Tuesday, though I was slightly improved by the end of the day. Physically. I didn’t clean much or exercise, though...

November 23, 2015

November 17th through 24th in 2015

Well, it’s been a week since I posted. Here’s a rundown of what’s happened. I didn’t end up buying the dehumidifiers. I was advised that they’re better to get in Sendai, and I figured that I’d...

November 16, 2015

November 13th-17th in 2015

November 13th through 17th. I don’t really remember how most of the 13th went, which leads me to believe that nothing of significance happened. It appears, based on Myfitnesspal records, that I...

November 16, 2015

Perspective in 2015

My friend Lauren just made her Carnegie debut doing the barcarolle from Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffman. And I’m an English teacher in rural Japan.

November 12, 2015

November 12th-13th in 2015

Well, let’s see, what happened yesterday (the 12th). Well, Yamasaki was a freaking hit. I love it there. The magic didn’t go over as well as hoped (with the 6th graders I botched one trick, an...

November 11, 2015

November 11th-12th in 2015

Well, on the 11th, I impressed the office with the two very simple card tricks that I’ve learned in preparation for teaching at Yamasaki today. So, that was nice. I also impressed a few Miyachu...

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